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exert himself in my behalf---still more vainly than hopest, even if be wished it that I would ever consent to it!

Isæ...And can it be true than that I pass my unhappy days amid such persons.

Char.---True, ah too true indeed, delay int now any longer... leave me,

save me from the most deadly' angirish, the pily but is in thee offends me, if thou dost not feel it for thyself go if ibou holdest thy life dear.

İsa.---Is Hile dear to me?
Char ---My honor then, and thy fame!
Isa.---Should I abandon thee in stich peril!

Char.---To expose thyself to such peril ? and of what inse is it; thou bestravest thyself and dist not save me, ---one single suspicion staing virtne, also deprives the tyrant of the wished joy of being able lo aceitse thee of even a guilig thoughto-ago conceal thy grief repress thy sighs within thy bosom; with a dry brow and unmoved countenance it beboves thee

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death. Be juose sad days which thou sball survive me consecrated 10 virtues And it thou shouldse seck a solace for thy griel-among so nas ny guilty there remainis one most excellent-- Peres whoin thou knowest well and he can secretly inotirn with thee, and thou be able to speak sometimes with him of me; bur meantime, go, des part, make me nue to grieve, alas do not tear my heart to pietes. Take a last adien and leave me--go, I have need of all moj firmness, now that ibe fatal hour of death draws neat,

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Philip, Isbella and Charles. · Phil.-.-The hout of death has afrived ! it has arrived, I bring it to thee.

Isa ---O sight, O Treachery.
Char.---And I am prepared for death, give it to me.

Phil.-.-Thou shalt die felon, but first thou shalt hear my terrible accents, you wicked couple ! infamous, I ktiow the whole; yes the whole, thut horrid flame which consumes you with love, and me with fury, bas vees long known to me; oh what suppressed emo. tious of rage, what a lengthened silence. But at last you have hoth fallen into my hands, wherefore should I grieve; onght I to employ complaints, what I wish is vengeance, and I shall have it soon; I shall have it full and unprecedented. But it pleases me meanwhile enjoy your shame. Thou wicked 'Lady da not suppose now that I ever loved thee, or that 10 a jealous rage my bieast has ever been a martyr; Philip does not repose bus deep affection in a base habitation such as they heart, nor can be lady who deserves it betray it. Thon liasi commiued an offence against me thy priace-Dot uby lover. Thou bast contaminated

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the sacred name of my consort; I never cared for thy love, but 80 engrossing a dread of thy sovereign should have dwelt in the that even the mere thought of any other affectiou should not liave dared to present itself.

Thou seducer, ihou vile one ;-To thee I do not speak. To thee nothing is strange; the crime was worthy of thee alone; maailesi prools, (100 muchiso) although I dissembled I had in your guilty sighs, your silence, your emotions and the grief uhich I saw and still see, enclosed in your guilty breasl. But why do I any longer speak; you crime has been equal, jour punishment shall be so likewise.

Char.- What do I hear; there is no crime in her; what do I Bay ? crime ; there iş ning even the sliadow of a crime. in her; Her Heuri iš pure. I solemnly suear that it never felt so wicked a Rüme, she scarcely knew of my love iill she coudemued il.

Phil.--the length to which you have both proceeded I welf know; I know that thou hast not yel raised ah atidacious improvis ibonight towards thy father's bed. Hac'st thou dove so shouldst thou lie tot living ? hut ibe accents of lutrid passion have procecdet trom thy impure mouth, and she listened to them; ibat is enough

Chur.- alone have offended thee, nor do I deny it,-a slight ray of hope shone upon my brow-- but her virtue instantly dispersed it.' She listened to me, but only to my confusion, and only in extract from my breast the wicked unnatural passion; onnatural, yes, it is noir too much so, but it was at one time legitimale : she was my spouse, thou knowest it, thou gavest ber lo me, and thou coulds't better give her than take her away.

I am indeed iu every way guilty, yes, I love her, and she was taken from me by thee. What furiher cans'ı thru now deprive me of? Satiate thyself in my blood ;-Expiate in me the rage of thy jealous pride; but spare her, she is perfectly innocent.

Phil.--She is ibine iuferior in daring, but not in guilt, though it should please thee, madam, to be silent, even thy silence convicts ghee. in my busom (nor does it avail thee to deny it) thou art consumed hy a horrible flame, 100 much thou betrayedst it tu me when I spake to thee purposely concerning bim a little time ago. Why didst thou keep reminding me that he was my son ? Pero fidious, thou daredst not to say that he was thy lurer; Hast thou really betrayed in intention thy duty, honor and the lawless man he has ?

1sq.--Silence in me proceeds not from fear. A rast stupor seized me at thy incredibly deceitful, savage, ferocious disposition. I recall at length, 1 recall my astonished spirits,

li is at length my doiy to repair the great fault of being thy wile, beretofore I have noi offended thee. In the presence of Hese ven, in the presence of the Prince I am not guilty. lo my boo som certainly.

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Chat. A false pity for min moves her words. Ab do not listen 40 her!

Isa. – in vain dost thou try to save me, all thy words are to the point of rather exasperating in him the festering wound. It is no longer the time for excuses. It is now w fly from his presence w

which no torinent equals since it may have been given to a tyrant to feel sometime the force of love. I will tell thee dying, that it w1'38. thou who fastened the bonds of love between (s. I will tell that I had every thought turned upon him from my early years, that I had placed every hope upon him. It was broch a virtile and thy comma:d in love him then. And who made it afterwards crime? Thon, hy dissolving the sacred bond malist it s0; li was easy' to absolute will to sintie it, but cari lloc herri be thus changed? within my breast he remained tix.d, but I was not thy wise iill such a Aape within me was diorinanı. Po my after Vears, to my viltre and perlaps to thee, I looked for its extirpation.

Phil.-1 then will certainly do shat eificially which neither thy virtne por ihy years have done. Yes; in thy laithless bloud i shall quench the impure fame.

1sa. - Always to spill blood, and still spill more blood, is thy only worth but can that be the price for which I can tow npon thee my affection withdrawn from him -- thou—as unlike ahy son

as vice is to virite, thou art accustomeil tremble, but I. treibie do longer. I was silent heretofore, with Tegard to the wicked passion which thou believeil'st in in', nowy let it be manifest, now that I discover thee to be more wicked mate it.

Phi....He is worthy of thee and thou worihy of him...-It ree' mains 10 see whether you will be as brave in dying as in speaking.

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Gomes, Philip, Isabella, and Charles. Phil.---Hast thou fulfilled my commands---dost thou bring what I told thee?

Gom.---Peres has been sial bed to death ; behold the dagger still reeking with his warm blood.

Char...-Oh sight!

Phi.--- In him however the traitor jace is not yet extinct. Bat do thou Charles meantime befold -- wbat reconipence I reserve lor

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Char.---How many, ah me! how many deaths am I to see before dying, thou too Peres; oh rage; I follow thee already. Where is, where is that sword which awaits me, come let it be brought to me; oh! might my blood alone queuch the buruing thirst of this Tiger!

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15a...Oh that I'alone had ihe power to satiate bis unstural fury.

Phi. --Cease your infamous emulation. Lo for your choice ahis sword or this bowl. Oh thou despiser of death chose thou first.

Char..--O sitord, still warm with innocent blood, I choose thee

my liberalor. Oli, thou unhappy lady ---thou bust said 100 much---10 tliee there remains nothing else but death. But the poi. son alas choose; it may be less painsol; this is the last advice of an wihappy passion---Collect all ihy courage within threes--bebold me! I die.(he stabs himsel).) Follow my example, I take the fatal bowl---delay not! Isa.---Ah

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I follow thee; oh death thon all joy to me. lg thee

Phil..--Thon shalt live thels---in spite of thee thou shalt live. Isa..--Siffer me -o cruel punishment, he is dead and {

Phil.---Separated from him, ves thou shalt live, days of lamentation thou shalt live! thy prolonged grief shall be a consolation to me, and when freed from iny infamous passion thou shall desire to live-then I will give thee death.

Isa.---To live by thy side; to endure the light of thee; 1t can never be, 10; I will die; my sword will supply the place of the bowl thou hast snatched from me. With great rapidity laying hold of Phil's. dagger she slabs herself,

Phil.-Hold! hold.!

Isa.-I die.

Phil.-0 Heaven ! what do i behold !

Isa.---Thon beboldest thy nife and thy son die both innocent and boil by thy hand. I follow thee beloved Charles.

Phil.- ad culprit dripping with blood and such blood! I obtain a complete and dreadiul Pengcance, buil I happy ? Gomes let ibis atrocions affair be hidden from every mortal.

il ihou art silent upou it thou wilt save my fame and thine owu lite.

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FINIS.

REMARKS ON THE CULTIVATION OF THE SUGAR CANE

IN TUE ISLAND

OF CEYLON, BY JOSIAS LAMREKT ESQ. B. 6. S. Continued,

Marshy lanás, those which cannot be drained with facility, and all which ajo suhjected to long continued toods, are intelly unfit for planting-Many grounds however, that cannot be irrigaled, is of good soil, and in a climate subject to periodical rains, ure quite capable of producing good crops. have seen canes flourishing upon the Haptenne ridge, certainly 2,000 feet above the sea level, and very little doubt exists in my mind that they might he grown with the assistance of manure in unany parts of the Cinnamou Gardens on the coast; I would not answer for the white sandy soil, but there are ļracts in these Gardens of a loansy description, and to them ! pot allude,

The nature of cattle-food cannot be too highly estimated, if the stock be. pot properly attended in, the Planter exposes himself to the risk of losing the power of taking off his crops when it is uwst imperious to do so; the Joss of a week's work from illness, weakness or defect in condition, entails: consequences very fatal to the iverests of the estate; the

sugar boilers mill feeders, cape cutters and the host of men employed about a mill, and who, from the nature of their habitual work, cau scarcely be advantageously employed about any other, are thus thrown idle, aod these men, instructed with great trouble and expense must be kept on at unproductive wages. Add. to this comparatively mipor expense, the loss which accrues from the canes getting out of season, the alteration of the juice and consequent inferior pro. duction of sugar, but still more the enfeeblement of the stole from which the canes would have been cul at a period when germination band commenced, ibrowing out all its rigor tlırough the cut surfaces of the canem-composed: of one mass of arteries, a rapid exhaustion of its powers and consequent premature decay of the plants which ought to last fur years. These evils. may occur from aucidental circumstances, but never to the extent which may be entailed by the failure of stock, without which yo cane can be brought to the mill. I am the more urxent upon this particular in cousequeuce of the present epidemical, or rather endemical disease which afflicts the colony, but ever were not this unfortunately the case, it becomes 110 less the duty of the Planter to take especial care of the cattle ; limiting them to what fool may be found in the jungle and pasture lands during slack time, is excerid. ingly injudixious, for if the stock be kept low whilst idle, no stamina will be found in them to enable ile endurance of the fatigue required in a working ballock. Guinea-grass as it grous here, is notoriously useless during the dry season upon thu uplands, it runs up immediately on the first rains, its juices are then purgative and without nutriment, recourse must be bad in solid or dry fvod, and therefore I aw auxious to impress upon the minds of Planters.

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